Myrmica Rubra more possible to catch then I could have imagined :)

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Hunter36o
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Myrmica Rubra more possible to catch then I could have imagined :)

Post: # 40447Post Hunter36o
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:44 am

Okay so I was wondering around looking for tetramorium ceaspitum queens and in the process I came across Rubra colony having a field day gathering males and female alates of the ever abundant lasius nigers.

I am so excited because even tho it is the first time seeing these guys in the flesh. I am not worried because not all queens fly off and some mate at the nest with males from other nests.

However I do not know much on their flight times. What times have always been a winner for catching these guys. Morning or evening?
Research is important before during and even after you have established a colony. There is always time to learn and to listen to others experiences. Live by this and your ants will thrive. Fail to do so and your experience may be brief.

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